Endurance Events

From Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland to the Gold Coast and even in Outback Queensland, you can find an endurance event to suit your skill level. So, whether you’re a beginner, experienced or professional athlete, the Queensland climate and conditions are perfect to help you set your new personal best.

Upcoming endurance events

Choose your endurance sport

Triathlons

Swim, ride and run your way to the finish line with the hottest backdrops. If you’re interested in ticking off a Queensland triathlon, our top picks are:

Marathons

More of a runner? We recommend you challenge yourself at these marathons:

Ocean Swims

Are you an avid swimmer? Give your body the ultimate workout at these ocean swims:



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Gold Coast Marathon

Southport, Gold Coast Area
30 June – 1 July 2018
Celebrate the special fortieth edition of the Gold Coast Marathon and run for the good times on Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The world class international marathon will attract 25,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries across eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15 kilometre, Southern Cross University 10 kilometre Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, Garmin 4 kilometre Junior Dash and Garmin 2 kilometre Junior Dash.

Velothon Sunshine Coast

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area
12 – 15 July 2018
Welcome to the ultimate winter cycling escape, bringing together a stunning riding location, dream riding conditions and a world class rider experience on and off the bike. Velothon Sunshine Coast is a Gran Fondo style, mass participation cycling event in and around the renowned hinterland and coastal roads of the Sunshine Coast.

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
31 October – 4 November 2018
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a five-day hallmark event, based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and includes a stacked line-up of events for all ages and abilities. The schedule includes a Breakfast Fun Run and a Run Swim Run event.

Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$30 - 190
28 October 2018
The Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is the largest marathon and running event in Tropical North Queensland, attracting over 5,000 participants and spectators from all around Australia and 13 different countries.

Noosa Summer Swim Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$19.50 - 59.50
2 – 3 February 2019
The Noosa Summer Swim is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer. In 2019, the festival offers a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to a five kilometre marathon distance where seasoned swimmers can push their limits.

The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$100 - 120
18 May 2019
The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival is a unique destination event set in one of nature's most spectacular playgrounds, North Stradbroke Island, just off the coast of Brisbane. The Straddie Salute features a range of events suited to all abilities including a road triathlon, off-road triathlon, beginners triathlon, kids duathlon and a fun run.

The Blackall 100

Mapleton, Sunshine Coast Area
20 – 21 October 2018
The Blackall 100 is a trail ultra-marathon that traverses the beautiful and scenic Great Walk of the Sunshine Coast. The event is open to runners and walkers with distances of 100 kilometres and 50 kilometres.

Whitsunday SUP Challenge

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$900 - 900
20 – 27 May 2018
Take on the ultimate Stand Up Paddle board challenge in the Whitsundays. Compete for the title with a week of challenging events over both short and long courses supported by Naish Australia. Calling all adventurers:

Runaway Noosa Marathon

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
26 May 2018
Runaway Noosa Marathon will be as much about achieving your running goals as it is escaping to a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. Running social with a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap on road course that starts and finishes in the heart of Noosa township so you’re never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course entertainment.

VMX Magazine Classic Dirt 14

Elaman Creek, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$20 - 120
8 – 10 June 2018
Best vintage and classic dirt bike event in Australia. Pre'78 and Pre'90 motocross, Enduro, Trials and Grass riding tracks are available for all riding enthusiasts. Besides riding, there is an abundance of non riding activities taking place during the weekend:
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Endurance sport events for beginners

Just starting out? Kick start your stamina with shorter races at a Queensland Triathlon Series in Raby Bay, Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast. After conquering an enticer or sprint distance, boost your stamina with one of these events:
  • Gold Coast Marathon - Southern Cross University 10km run & Gold Coast Airport Fun Run
  • Mooloolaba Triathlon – 1.5km swim, 30km bike and 10km run
  • Green Island Swim – 500m, 1.5km and 3km swims
  • Velothon – 90km / 1 day velothon in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
  • Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge
  • Mackay Marina Run

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Endurance training

With great restaurants and cafes for carb-loading, tropical beaches for ocean swim training and rainforest walks and trails to get your cardio fix, Queensland is the perfect place for endurance training and keeping fit:

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